Who's Directing the "MacGyver" Movie? 


Back in 2009, we've been trumpeting the big-screen version of "MacGyver." Well, it took 3 years, but the project is finally getting off the ground. We hope.

According to THR, New Line is in talks with James Wan to direct the film version based on the 1980s TV series starring Richard Dean Anderson as a resourceful detective who could assemble anything out of everyday objects to save his booty.

Wan, is of course, the creator of "Saw" and was behind 2010's "Insidious." The "MacGyver" script is written by Jason Richman ("Bangkok Dangerous") and the revisions were made by Brian and Mark Gunn.

And "MacGyver" fans, don't worry, the film will not be turned into a slasher flick. There's a strong indication that the movie version will not be a comedy either, but instead, a nail-biting thriller that puts the Angus MacGyver character front and center.

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James Bond -- Box-Office King 


"Skyfall," the 23rd James Bond adventure, had a franchise record box-office weekend! The Daniel Craig starrer from director Sam Mendes easily took the top spot with a $90 million opening including Thursday night IMAX previews.

"Skyfall's" box-office muscle is a fitting way to celebrate James Bond's 50th anniversary. And yes, the film is one of the best Bond movie...ever! ("Skyfall" movie review)

"Lincoln," Steven Spielberg's homage to our beloved president, had a great start in limited release. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln" sold $900,000 in just 11 theaters for a per cinema average of $81,818.

Previous weekend's box-office champ, "Wreck-It Ralph" fell to No. 2 with a still-respectable and still-huge $33 million. So far, the Walt Disney Pictures flick has amassed a total of $93.7 million.

Let's see how "Skyfall" does this coming weekend when "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" opens.

Here's the Top 10 Box-office films for the weekend of 11/9:

1. "Skyfall," $87.8 million.

2. "Wreck-It Ralph," $33.1 million.

3. "Flight," $15.1 million.


4. "Argo," $6.7 million.

5. "Taken 2," $4 million.

6. "Here Comes the Boom," $2.6 million

7. "Cloud Atlas," $2.53 million.

8. "Pitch Perfect," $2.5 million.

9. "The Man with the Iron Fists," $2.49 million.

10. "Hotel Transylvania," $2.4 million.

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Watch My "Skyfall" Movie Review -- I Love this Bond Film! 


Synopsis

Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

In Theaters • November 9, 2012
MPAA Rating PG-13 (for intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking)
Genres Action/Adventure, Sequel
Run Time 2 hours 23 minutes
Distributors Sony Pictures Releasing

Director -- Sam Mendes

CAST

Daniel Craig -- James Bond
Judi Dench -- M
Javier Bardem -- Raoul Silva
Ralph Fiennes -- Gareth Mallory
Naomie Harris -- Eve
Ben Whishaw -- Q

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Mark Wahlberg to Join "Transformers 4" 


So apparently, it's all too real -- Mark Wahlberg will reteam with his "Pain and Gain" director, Michael Bay, for "Transformers 4." It was widely circulated that this casting was just a rumor, but it's all official now, we even have a press release (see below). But it can still change anytime. Plus, it awfully sounds like a promotion for their "Pain and Gain" movie more than anything else right?

Here's the full press release:

HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 8, 2012) – After an exceptionally successful collaboration on the upcoming “Pain and Gain,” Michael Bay has cast Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg in the highly anticipated “TRANSFORMERS 4.” The film will hit theaters June 27th, 2014.
“Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on “Pain and Gain” and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers’ legacy,” said Bay.

Bay will direct the next installment in the “TRANSFORMERS” series, which begins shooting next spring. From Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., in association with Hasbro, the film will be produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian.

Bay’s first “TRANSFORMERS” film was a box office sensation in 2007, opening at #1 and earning more than $700 million worldwide. His second installment “TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN” in 2009 grossed more than $830 million worldwide. In 2011, “TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON” was an even bigger hit worldwide, grossing more than a billion dollars to become the 5th highest grossing film of all time. To date, the franchise has earned more than $2.6 billion worldwide.

From acclaimed director Michael Bay comes “Pain and Gain,” a new action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. Based on the unbelievable true story of three personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong. Ed Harris, Tony Shalhoub, Rob Corddry, Rebel Wilson, and Bar Paly also star. The film is based on magazine articles by Pete Collins, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and produced by Donald DeLine, Michael Bay and Ian Bryce.

“PAIN AND GAIN” opens in theaters everywhere April 26th, 2013.

SOURCE: michaelbay.com

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"Skyfall" Movie Review -- I Was Shaken AND Stirred! 


The idea of Sam Mendes, the director who gave us some thought-provoking films such as “American Beauty,” “Revolutionary Road,” and the criminally-underseen “Away We Go,” crafting a Bond movie raises some pertinent questions like can he pull it off?


I’m happy to report that not only did Mendes pull it off, he created one of the best Bond movies in recent memory. The director created a perfect balance of action and drama to helm “Skyfall,” the 23rd James Bond adventure. Read More...

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